How many of you feel thart bait presentation might have something to do with your catch??? It's one of the many glues that hold yer kitteyen experience togather???...What you use how you use it and conditions are giong to affect and play a roll in your program out there.The naturaul bait of your waters will be your best bait.Geographey and location will play a role in your session ...each fisherey is diffrent and knowing it as well as you can is a bennifit that comes with the high price of time out on the water.....I have noticed alot of differences in techniques and processes that are different...the methods....yer river fishers are different then your lake fishers ..........Catfish ...."trophey catfish!" are a very elusive and worthey advessarey you have to get on there terms....no matter in the lake ...or the creek or even in the river believe it! They have and will continue to beat the best of us..... The bait is the all elusive secret ....holding the keys....Shad being common around here vs say skipjacks in Tennesee.......Shad is used many differnt ways consitantly around here in the right areas will produce TROPHEY RESULT! 20-30's bein common trophey fishsize ....upto 80's......gotta see what there flaver is that day....it can be very unpredictible out there too and frustrating when they arnt bitting off nothing ,when them conditions make ya wander but you just gotta go....(LOL)There is no doubt bait presentation plays a roll in your fishing experience! The size fish you target will surley reflect your gear qualitey and level of fisher that you are even the best get skunked:roll_eyes:...different rigs /set ups sush as carolina will be a nother magior factor...yer depth the bait is at......bottom line is you have to pay your dues ......find the method to your maddness(LOL) to achieve catching that trophey!:roll_eyes:Bait presentation will ultimatley play a very magior role in weather or not you catch that trophey cat!